At a time like this important – Don’t tweet rumours, post unverified pics – let emergency services do their job. https://t.co/7kT7BDtD2I
— Fatima Manji (@fatimamanji) 22 March 2017
Channel 4 News’s Fatima Manji offered her thoughts as yesterday’s events unfolded, sanctimoniously telling Twitter: “Don’t tweet rumours, post unverified pics – let emergency services do their job“. Minutes later, Manji was among the Channel 4 journalists who named the wrong man as the attacker.
Manji later deleted her tweet.
Meanwhile, over at The Guardian, media correspondent Mark Sweney blasted Twitter users who shared a fake image of a tube sign:
This has fooled a lot of people who should know better: Fake tube sign read out on BBC in wake of Westminster attack https://t.co/4n91MGOHXb
— Mark Sweney (@marksweney) 23 March 2017
The “people who should know better” who the sign “fooled” include Sweney’s own boss at the Guardian, Jane Martinson:
Let’s hope she doesn’t see…